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Northern Cape and Border bow to rain

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A day earlier the teams had squared the three-day cup match also thanks to some generous downpours in East London over the weekend

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Northern Cape Cricket had to settle for a draw in their rain-interrupted CSA Three-Day Provincial Cup match against Border in East London over this past weekend; in addition to this the One Day Challenge encounter ended in a no result, once again thanks to the rain.

In the one-day encounter on Sunday Northern Cape batted first and set a challenging score of 290/5 set earlier by NCC.

NCC’s Jason Abrahams and Jacques Snyman put up an identical score of 121. Abrahams faced 113 deliveries (13x4s, 1×6) and Snyman in turn faced 95 balls (20x4s, 2x6s).

Also contributing was Aubrey Swanepoel who scored a quick-fire 18 off 14 deliveries and Patrick Kruger who scored 17 off 25.

NCC team captain Farhaan Sayanvala probably had his worst turn at the crease since joining the Diamond City lads when he was run out for five runs off five deliveries.

Before the covers came on NCC bowler Sinovuyo Ntuntwana had accounted for the wicket of Border’s opening batsman Somila Seyibokwe dismissing him for two runs. Border were on 8/1 when the match was called off.

A day earlier the teams had squared the three-day cup match also thanks to some generous downpours in East London over the weekend.

NCC had won the toss on Thursday and elected to field. During Border’s resultant first inning that was bedevilled by rain stoppages the hosts posted 260/6 before declaring.

In response Northern Cape went in to bat and had reached 55/2 before they declared in the 17th over and the captains shook hands, ending the contest in a draw.